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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Proficiency in English

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In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 2,311 people who were able to speak another language in 2016, reported difficulty speaking English.

Proficiency in English measures the self-assessed proficiency in spoken English of people who speak a language other than English at home. The data, when viewed with other ethnic and cultural indicators, such as Ancestry, Country of Birth, Language Spoken at Home and Religion, reflects Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'s ethnic composition and how long the overseas born have been in Australia. This helps service providers determine whether they need to communicate with the local population in languages other than English.

Derived from the Census question:

'How well does the person speak English?'

Total population

Proficiency in English
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only8,56740.853.68,61845.958.3-52
Speaks another language, and English well or very well9,21643.934.97,88242.032.7+1,335
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,31111.07.61,6498.86.0+662
Not stated8804.24.06083.22.9+272

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Proficiency in English, 2016
Proficiency in English, 2016 Not stated, City of Manningham: 4.0% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Manningham: 7.6% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Manningham: 34.9% Speaks English only, City of Manningham: 53.6% Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.2% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 11.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 43.9% Speaks English only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 40.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016
Change in Proficiency in English, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +272 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +662 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +1,335 Speaks English only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -52
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the proficiency in English data of the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion of people who spoke English only, and a higher proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 40.8% of people spoke English only, and 11.0% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 53.6% and 7.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

Emerging groups

The most significant changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+1,335 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+662 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-52 persons)

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